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FEDERAL

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RESERVE

release

H.8.b

FOR:IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 14, 1966.
WEEKLYlDEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS

Areas and Cities .Within
Federal Reserve Districts
Boston District
Metropolitan Areas
Boston
Downtown Boston
Suburban Boston
Cambridge
Quincy
Lowell
Providence

Mass.

R.I.

New York District
Metropolitan Areas
New York-N.E. New Jersey
Newark
• New York
Rochester
Syracuse
Philadelphia District
Metropolitan Areas
Wilmington
Trenton
Lancaster
Philadelphia
Reading
Scranton
Wilkes-Barre

N.Y.N.J.
N.J.
N.Y.
"

Del.
N.J.
Pa.
-

Cleveland District
Metropolitan Areas
Lexington
, Akron
Canton
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Downtown Cleveland
Columbus
Springfield
Toledo
Youngstown
Erie
Pittsburgh
Downtown Pittsburgh




JyOhio

Pa.

Percentage change from1 corresponding
period a year ago
(Based on.retail dollar amounts)
Week ending
1965
Jan. 8 |jan. 1 1Dec. 25 (Dec. 18

- 3
+ 1
- 7
+10
- 7
- 2
+19

- 2
0
- 4
- 9
-13
- 3
+ 1

+17
+10
+22
+20
+15
+18
+16

-17
+14
-41
+ 7
+17

+11
r+ 4
+10
+24
r+26

+21
+13
• +18
+14
+33

- 1
+17
+18
+11
+ 2
+ 9
+ 4

r+15
+21
r+17
r+11
+22
r+18
+16

+14
+18
+23
+24
+10
+16
+10

+ 3
+14
+23
r+22
+10 + 7
+13
r+ 3
+ 3
r+12
- 7
+14
+ 5
- 1
+29 '
- 8
+23
r- 2
+ 6
+28
r+ 5
- 2
+13
+20
- 1
+ 4

+ 7
+26
+ 7
+17
+11
0
+16
+13
+14
+10
+11
+13
- 3

+
+
+
-

1
1
2
6
1
4
1

+ 5
- 1
+ 3
+ 6
+14

:

,

'

+
+
+
+
+
+

0
7
4
6
1
3
5

+ 6
+14.
- 3
+ 6
+ 6
+ 2
+ 4
+ 8
+ 9
r+ 3
+ 1
+11
- 4

+
+
+
+
+

4
2
5
5
3
3
3

+ 6
- 1
+ 7
+12

+
+
+
+
+
+
+

9
6
8
5
5
5
5

+, 4
+ 9
+ 2
+ 5
+ 4
0
+ 5
+ 8
+ 8
+ 7
+ 6
+ 7
- 1

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WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS (Cont.)

Areas and Cities Within
• Federal Reserve Districts
Richmond District
Metropolitan Areas
Washington
Downtown Washington
Baltimore
Downtown Baltimore
Richmond

*'
•

Percentage change from corresponding
period a year ago
(Based on retail dollar amounts)
Week ending
Jan. 8 |Jan. 1 iEec. 25 |Dec. 18
1965

D.C.
"
Md.

+ 7
> 4
+ 3

Va.

+ 3

r+11
+ 6
+10
+ 5
r+18

Ala.
"
Fla.

+26
4- 9

r+ 7
+ 1

11

2

4 :;5
- 5
+ 5
- 1
+ 1

+ 9

-

+18
+14
+17 .
+13
+14

- 3
- 4
- 3
+ 9
+ 4
+14
+13,
+14

Atlanta 'District
Metropolitan Areas
Birmingham
Mobile
Jacksonville
Miami
Tampa-St. Petersburg
Atlanta
Augusta
New Orleans
Cities
Miami Downtown
^
Central Atlanta

"
Ga.
"
La.

+43.
+43

+28
r+ 2
+22
+43

Fla.
Ga.

+ 7
+47

r+12
r-16

+11

Chicago District
Metropolitan Areas
Chicago
Indianapolis
Detroit
Grand Rapids
Milwaukee

.
111,.
Ind.
Mich.
"
Wis.

+17
+39
+15
+ 6

+ 8

+19
+23
+15
+11
+11

+17
+26
+21
+13
+13

Ark.
Ky.
Mo.
Tenn.

+19
+ 4
+ 9.
+18

+17
- 1
r+ 6
- 9

+18
r+ 7
r+ 8
+ 7

+24
+ 5
r+ 4
+ .7

Minn.
"
"
"

+
+
+
+

r+
+
+
+

7
9
7
3

+15
+15
+13
+14

+ 6
+ 6
+ 5
+ 6

+10

+11

+10 '

. .
.

*

St. Louis District
. Metropolitan Areas
Little Rock
Louisville
St. Louis
Memphis
Minneapolis District
Metropolitan Areas
Mpls.-St. Paul
Mpls.. and Suburban
Minneapolis
St. Paul & Suburban
Cities
Duluth-Superior




Minn.6

8
7
4
8

+ 8

>11

+21
+16 .
+19
+22
+27

-

2

+ 2
- 3

+ 8
+14
+13,
+ 7
+ 3

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WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS (Cont.)

Areas and Cities Within
Federal Reserve Districts
Kansas City District
Metropolitan Areas
Denver
Wichita
Kansas City
Downtown Kansas City
St. Joseph
Lincoln
Omaha
Albuquerque
Oklahoma City
Tulsa
Cities
Joplin
Dallas District
Metropolitan Areas
Dallas
El Paso
Houston
San Antonio
San Francisco District
Metropolitan Areas
Los Angeles-Long Beach
Downtown Los Angeles
Westside Los Angeles
Sacramento
San Diego
San Francisco-Oakland
San Francisco
Oakland
San Jose
Portland
Salt Lake City
Seattle-Everett
Spokane
Tacoma
r--Revised
*--Data not available




Colo.
Kans.
Mo.-Kans.
Mo.

Percentage change from corresponding
period a year ago
(Based on retail dollar amounts)
Week ending
Jan. 8 I Jan. 1 (Dec. 25 |Decv 18
1965

+ 1
+20
+12
+ 5
+ 8
+ 7
+16
+ 4
+26
+22

+16
+13
+20
r+13
+12
r- 6
r+15
- 1
+17
r+13

+ 7
, + 3
»
+ 7
0
+ 5
- 2
+ 9
0
+ 7
+,\

Mo.

- 5

r+21

- 3

Tex.
n

+13
+ 7
+15
+ 1

: +15
+16
+12
+ 1

Nebr.
N.Mex.
Okla.

Calif.

"

Ore.
Utah
Wash.

+10
+ 3
+ 6
+ 8
+12
+ 6
- 1
+ 9
+12
+12
+ 7
.+ 2
+ 2
+ .1

r+10
+ 7
+15
+ 3
r 0
0
- 8
+ 3
+14
+16
r+17
r+12
+ 4
r 0

+ 1
+ 4
+ 7
+ 2
+ 5
+ 2
+ 8
- 3
+15
+12

+ 1
+ 1
+ 2
+ 1
+16
- 4
+ 2
+12
+ 5
+ 8~

+ 6 ..
.

+ 1

+26
+11
+16
- 1

+16
+10
+ 4
-12

+
+
+
+

+11
- 5
+ 6
+18
+15
+10
+ 7
+ 5
+19
- 4
+10
- 4
+ 7
- 7

+ 8
+ 2
+10
- 3
+ 4
- 2
- 7
- 2
+ 7
+29
+15
+20
+13
+17

6
2
9
2

+ 4
- 5
+ 9
0
+ 3
+ 3
-3
- 7
+ 6
+ 4
+ 3
+ 5
+ 4
+ 6


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